Thursday, December 8, 2016

Erin Cass (GSAS ’14) on her Work at Creative Writing Non-Profit 826NYC

As Development Manager at 826NYC, part of Erin’s role is planning innovative events. With the holiday season approaching, we caught up with Erin to find out her advice for planning celebrations and her experiences in the non-profit sector.

What did you study at NYU?

I had a great experience at NYU studying Politics. Two professors that made a big impact are Arnaud Kurze in International Relations, and Professor of Sociology Jeff Goodwin. I think both of them are really inspiring. My research was focused on social movements and social change, and they both provided me with excellent advice and guidance.

What was so great about my classes was the critical eye my fellow students had, and the real conversations we were able to have that got into a deeper level. There were so many different people from all over the world in my classes who are doing amazing things now and are really inspiring.  It was an incredible atmosphere that inspired me to want to go out and do more after school.